Foundation Update

Understanding ME/CFS Open Call 2024

Understanding ME/CFS Open Call 2024

The call “ME/CFS 2024 - Understanding ME/CFS” opened for submissions on 20th March 2024. This call is open to researchers in Vienna who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research project (15 months max.) that aim to advance our understanding of etiopathogenesis, diagnostics and/or therapy of post-acute infectious diseases such as ME/CFS and other PAIS with the cardinal symptom of PEM (post exertional malaise).

This call is co-financed by the WE&ME Foundation and WWTF in equal shares. A total of € 600.000 has been dedicated to this call. The maximum funding per project is € 100,000. Collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria, so-called Joint Projects also possible.

The coordinating PI must be based at a university or non-university research institution in Vienna. Co-PIs may be based outside of Vienna (funding limited to 30% of the overall budget) 

  • Deadline for proposals: 18th June 2024 - 2pm

  • The funding decision is expected in October 2024

For more information about this open call visit:

Researchers interested in this call are encouraged to register and connect on our networking platform to find complementary researchers for your proposal and beyond:

Information Session
26th of March 2pm (CET) via Zoom:

For more details, please get in touch with the call managers
Benjamin Missbach | | Tel.: +43 1 402 31 43 19
Grace Liu | | Tel.: +43 1 402 31 43 12